On September 12th 2014, I will be heading to China for a year to learn Shaolin Kung Fu. I will also be filming a documentary as well as creating a sequence of short films.
I will be based on the outskirts of a small town called Siping in the northern Chinese province of Jilin. During this year I will undergo rigorous training physically and mentally as well as learning to speak mandarin.
I have always wanted to do this and now that I have left school it is the perfect time to do it. I believe this experience will give me a unique set of skills and an incredible discipline, mentally and physically which I will retain for the rest of my life.
During my stay in China I am also planning to film a documentary about the Shaolin lifestyle and a couple of short films which will of course include some Kung Fu action!
As part of my Shaolin experience I am raising all the money needed for this project myself. I will need to pay for my flights, tuition as well as buy new camera equipment before going. Once I arrive, there will be very little contact with the outside world.
To raise money for my trip I will be working throughout the whole summer doing any work I can get my hands on.
If you were kind enough to donate you will receive all my films and documentaries that I will make during the trip as well as pictures of my journey.
You will receive a password via email once you have donated.
Enter this password into my "China 2014/2015" selection of my website and you will have access to the monthly instalment of content.
The link to my website can be found here